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The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in September, 2016.

September, 2016

- Reviews -

  1. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  2. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  3. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  4. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  5. The Gift of a Cow, Premchand
  6. Spies, Michael Frayn
  7. This I Believe, Carlos Fuentes
  8. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  9. Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, Kalidasa
  10. The Doomed City, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  11. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  12. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  13. Fragile Travelers, Jovanka Živanović
  14. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy
  15. The Subsidiary, Matías Celedón

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1)
  2. Arno Schmidt (4)
  3. Murakami Haruki (3)
  4. Patrick White (5)
  5. Peter Weiss (10)


     Traffic was solid at the complete review in September.
     There was quite a bit of turnover in the top-15, with several (somewhat surprising, except the Strugatskys) new reviews cracking the list, as well as some old titles we haven't seen for quite a while (Spies; This I Believe)
     Not surprisingly, there was big interest in Arno Schmidt and his Bottom's Dream -- which would have ranked fourth among all reviews (if it were a review ...).

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